Bankers Hall Auditorium

Lower Level A/P3, 315-8th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta

Main Entrance: Accessible by the stairs near Starbucks on the main floor.
Second Entrance: Accessible by elevators at the north entrance of Stephen Avenue, Level “A”.

The PTAC Remediation Reclamation Research Committee (RRRC) has provided a central gathering place for hundreds of research and technology providers, oil and gas producers, academia, government organizations, regulators, and investors to collaborate and advance new innovations, supported through the Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF). This unique collaborative approach allows consortium to work together to identify challenges, leverage funding and technical expertise, and support applied research and technology development activities in the hydrocarbon energy industry.

The PTAC RRRC has evaluated that four recently completed projects resulted in a realized cost savings estimated to be $93M annually due to revised regulatory guidelines and/or policy changes. Program results have proven against the conventional wisdom of economics that there is a trade-off between social license and fiscal performance. Business can indeed profit while reducing environmental liability through collaborative solutions, oriented toward research and innovation that drive smart policies and regulations, while improving environmental performance and cost savings in an efficient, effective, and predictable manner.


In following our mission and vision, PTAC will continue to assist more producers, research and technology providers and industry stakeholders to get engaged in expanding our industry’s innovation ecosystem. Please join the PTAC RRRC May 30th, 2023 at the Remediation Reclamation Forum as we will host presentations from current projects. You will learn how the practical application of outcomes will benefit your organization with realizing significant cost savings while reducing environmental footprint.

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8:00 AMRegistration, Networking, and Breakfast
8:30 AMOpening Remarks
Allan Fogwill, PTAC
The degree of conservatism current in some regulatory guidelines can be linked to some unnecessary remedial efforts throughout the petroleum industry. This session will feature projects aimed at the development of accepted risk and science-based studies to protect the environment and reduce remediation costs.
8:45 AMEvaluation of Reclamation Practices on Forested Upland and Peatland Well Sites
Dean Mackenzie, Vertex Resource Group Ltd.
9:10 AMEvaluation of Soil Chloride Delineation Requirements
Tyler Prediger, Matrix Solutions
9:30 AMRe-Evaluation of F2 and F3 Petroleum Hydrocarbon Management Limits
Miles Tindal, Millennium EMS Solutions
10:10 AMProcess Guide for Approaching Salt Contamination
Sheila Luther / Daniel Pollard Matrix Solutions Inc.
10:30 AMExpanded Correlations Between Hydrometer Data, Sieve Data, and Saturation Percentage Data/Subsoil Salinity Tool Technical Manual
Greg Huber, Equilibrium Environmental
Presentations feature projects looking at risk assessment strategies that protect the environment and reduce the required management/remediation efforts.
10:50 AMUpdate on the Alberta and Saskatchewan Background Soil Quality Systems
Paul Fuellbrandt, Statvis Analytics & Chibuike Chigbo, InnoTech Alberta
11:10 AMBest Management Practices for Using Numerical Modelling Approaches in Contaminated Sites Management
Miles Tindal, Millennium EMS Solutions
11:30 AMTier 1 and 2 Guideline Tool
Paul Fuellbrandt, Statvis Analytics & Chibuike Chigbo, InnoTech Alberta
11:50 AMAgronomic Receptor Evaluation for Direct Soil Contact
Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions / Victor Bachmann, InnoTech Alberta
This session highlights technology improvements and new applications of existing and new technologies to reduce reclamation and remediation costs and timelines.
1:15 PMRemote Sensing Tools for Environmental Monitoring and Certification of Well Sites
Dean Mackenzie and Eduardo Loos, Vertex Resource Group Ltd.
1:35 PMRecovery Strategies for Industrial Development in Native Grassland – the Dry Mixedgrass Natural Subregion
Jane Lancaster, Grassland Recovery Forum
1:55 PMPolicy Issues/Knowledge Gaps Panel Discussion
Moderator: Linda Eastcott, Imperial
Dean McKenzie, Vertex Resource Group Ltd.
Ian Mitchell/Miles Tindal, Millennium EMS Solutions
Sheila Luther, Matrix Solutions Inc.
Greg Huber, Equilibrium Environmental

The RRRC is interested in hearing from the industry service sector on the challenges facing industry. Panelists each to speak briefly to what are the key obstacles to closure from a practitioner’s perspective. Each to comment on the RRRC current Knowledge and Policy Gaps, what are the true prizes to chase – what are we missing – suggestions to make our list more specific or more focused to gain the most out of our project dollars.
2:30 PMClosing Remarks / Adjournment